Steven J. Quail

October 17, 1947March 8, 2019

Steven J. Quail, age 71 of New Bedford, passed away at his home on Friday, March 8, 2019 after a lengthy illness. He was the son of the late John P. and Stacia (Witkos) Quail.

Born in New Bedford, he was a lifelong resident. He was a graduate of New Bedford High School, class of 1965 and was also a graduate of Fisher College where he obtained his degree in Business Management. He served in the United States Navy from October, 1967 to December 1968, during the Vietnam Conflict. Steven was employed as a Sr. Staff Auto Appraiser at Travelers Insurance Co. for 24 years, retiring in 2000. Steven loved his family, especially his grandchildren, he was a member and clerk of the VFW Post 3260, Secretary of the 6th Bristol Club and the Polish VFW and the Wankinquoh Rod and Gun Club.

He is survived by his son, David J. Quail and his wife Rebecca of Acushnet; a sister, Cheryl DiPaolo and her husband Paul of Boxborough; two grandchildren, David Quail Jr. and Caitlin Quail; two nephews, Eric and Devon DiPaolo.

His visitation will be held on Wednesday, March 13, 2019 from 4:00 to 8:00PM in the ROCK FUNERAL HOME, 1285 Ashley Blvd, New Bedford, MA 02745. Relatives and friends are invited. Burial will be private. To leave a note of condolence:



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Mike Walsh

March 16, 2019

I had many conversations with Steve at the 6th over the years and they were always enlightening. He had so much knowledge on a myriad of topics, especially local history, that I always walked away having learned something new. I miss those conversations. Since I am now living in Thailand I can not, unfortunately, be with you at this time so let me simply say that it was truly an honor knowing him.

Mike Walsh

March 15, 2019

I first met Steve at the 6th years ago and was enthralled at his ability to recall the history of people and places in New Bedford. I always enjoyed our conversations. When I moved to Plymouth I looked forward to coming home and stopping by the 6th so I could speak with him and catch up on what was going on. I was truly impressed with the man. He shall be missed.

Armand Bergeron

March 13, 2019

Met him at vfw
Enjoyed his company
Blessings to his family

Raymond Ferreira

March 12, 2019

I remember Steve from Normandin Jr. High and NBHS Class of 1965. He was a friend to all who knew him. Rest in Peace.

Joe cindy Botelho

March 11, 2019

Joe and cindy friend of Steve a long time we enjoy being with him.sorry to here abut your loss.

Jack(John) Nunes

March 10, 2019

You were always a great guy, whether it was at Normandin, Scouts or New Bedford High.
You’ll be missed. Rest In Peace.